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    February 20, 2013
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former congressman jesse jackson, jr., admits to stealing campaign funds. >> the prison time jackson and his wife now face. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> several years in prison. that's the sentence illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., is facing after admitting in court, he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., wiped tears from his eyes as the judge read charges against him. the former congressman admitted to spending more than $700,000 in campaign cash on personal items and said he misled the american people. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct, and those who were in court saw
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that he did precisely that. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 on a rolex watch, $9,000 on furniture. and more than 5,000 on expensive clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday, facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress, before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder, and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his present predicament. that's not an excuse. that's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson made an admission as part. guilty plea and now faces up to five years in prison. but the judge said several times in court, he is not bound by the sentencing guidelines. >> reporter: jackson's plea agreement requires him to repay $750,000 in campaign funds, including money he used for travel and meals with a mistress. he also has to turn over bruce lee and michael jackson
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memorabilia he bought, including a $4,000 guitar and a $4600 fedore a. jackson is scheduled to be sentenced in june. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the guilty plea means jackson loses the right to vote. there is a new twist today in the fatal shooting of a police trainee. jessica kartalija has more on what some new documents are uncovering. jessica? >> the city department did not have permission to conduct training exercises at the rosewood health department. the city police department did not meet the conditions to use the shutdown state-owned facility for training. the police trainee remains in critical condition. the training supervisor who fired the shot is on leave. six officers are on suspension. and the police department has a new academy director. police commissioner anthony batts said the department was not aware dozens of recruits were being taken to the
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abandoned facility. >> city police are acknowledging protocols were not followed. state police are conducting the criminal investigation. >> city police say they're hearing from hundreds of women on a hotline they set up for patients of a gynecologist, suspected of secretly recording exams. as of this morning, police have received up to 300 calls from dr. nikita levy's patients. he was fired from johns hopkins and was found dead in his towson home. police believe he committed suicide. if you are a patient of dr. levy's and are cashed, you should -- concerned, you should call. new today, potential witnesses to the murder of a university of maryland eastern shore student. state police say this is video of a vehicle that drove by last weekend's murder scene. this is a still photo of another car that passed by the street, when 20-year-old edmond st. claire was stabbed to death.
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police students were -- students were seen running from the scene of the crime. there is a reward for information leading to an arrest. police call oscar pistorius a flight risk today. the man known as the blade runner is facing charges of premeditated murder in the death of his girlfriend. police heard testimony from witnesses. >> reporter: oscar pistorius arrived in court to hear dramatic testimony from the lead detective in the premeditated murder case against him. the officer testified he found reeva steenkamp's body dead at the bottom of the stairs. he sobbed as they said the model was wrapped in three towels towels and had three bullet wounds to the head. the athlete known as the blade runner said it was a tragic
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accident. he said he shot through the closed bathroom door because he thought she was an intruder. but prosecutors believe the former olympian killed her after a valentine's day argument. they say a witness heard nonstop shouting. although the defense later revealed tathe witness -- that the witness lived about a half mile away. there were also boxes in pistorius's bedroom. the defense said it was an herbal remedy. outside court, south africans can't believe the hero who represented them at the london olympics is now facing a murder charge. >> very difficult to accept it because he was a role model. and i think about all the children who look up to him. >> reporter: the runner's uncle says pistorius is innocent. >> he's not a violent person. he's a peacemaker. >> reporter: even though police don't believe pistorius's version of what happened, they have not found any inconsistencies in his story.
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tina kraus, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the bail hearing is expected to conclude by the end. week. well, city police are investigating a murder-suicide in north baltimore. police were called to the 3900 block of frisbee street in waverly last night and found a man and a woman with gunshot wounds, a juvenile in the home told police about the two victims. this afternoon, police identified the female victim as 34-year-old candace baird. the male victim has has been identified. but police are not releasing his identity. a body is found in the aftermath of a massive explosion in kansas city, missouri. adriana diaz reports for we'll, firefighters are still searching through the rubble for more victims. fire officials say they found a body in the blackened rubble of a popular kansas city missouri restaurant. police had not been able to account for at least one jj's employee after an explosion tuesday night. >> we cannot provide any
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positive identification at this point. obviously, it is sad news. >> reporter: officials are still searching the rubble to make sure there aren't any more victims. the blast damaged several buildings in the surrounding area. flames ripped through the shopping district, just before the dinnertime rush. witnesses say they smelled gas. fire officials confirmed there was an accident at a construction site about an hour before the blast. >> we were called for a construction worker that had struck a gas line. we arrived on the scene there, conferred with missouri gas energy at the time. we left the scene in their hands. >> reporter: the explosion and fire injured at least 15 people, some critically. a major winter storm is expected to hit the area wednesday night. so city officials say they are working fast to collect evidence that will help with the investigation. adriana diaz, for wjz eyewitness news. >> the fire department says multiple agencies are on site to conduct the investigation. missouri utility regulators
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have also launched an investigation. maryland lawmakers take an important step toward offshore wind power. today, the maryland house of delegates votes to move the offshore energy wind act of 2013 to the final stage of voting. the house passed a similar offshore bill last year but it failed to make it out of the committee. the bill is expected to make final approval by the house boy the end of the week. you no doubt have the heat on today. those forced to work outside, bundled up, best they can. right now it morning is sunny, but cold with blustery winds out there. meteorologist tim williams is here with a look at live doppler radar. tim? >> good afternoon, mary. good afternoon, everyone. certainly, we never really got very mild today. temperatures really never recovered out of the 30s. we are right now, as we were just around 36 degrees at bwi marshall. 33 in elkton. and 21 out in oakland. but today, we have been dealing with a wind chill. winds sustained at 15 miles an
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hour across central maryland right now. in the double digits around most of the state. 22 in oakland. look what it feels like in oakland now. with that wind, combined with the temperature. 1 degree. feels more like 23, about a 13- degree drop in the temperature in what it feels like on your skin out there. and it's going to be pretty will chilly right on through. we will see some sun. but how will the temperatures rebound? we'll have the answers coming up. >> let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. >> hi, kai. hi, everyone. a very rocky start for northbound 295. we have an accident there that is really holding up traffic. that crash is at arundel mills boulevard, really backing things up. other accidents include garrison boulevard. old court at reisterstown. east monument. as far as the delays go, traveling northbound 95, some slow traffic there, from the beltway over to whitemarsh boulevard. and around the top side of the beltway, stop and go there, from the jones falls expressway
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to harford radio. -- road. traffic moving at about 35 miles an hour. let's take a live look. you can see, we have volume there on the beltway around security boulevard. and we'll take another look. looks like things have cleared up there on the beltway, west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by jerry's chevrolet. join them for the biggest president's day sale ever. >> kristy, thank you. well, we are waiting to find out who bought a winning mega millions ticket winner in mount airy. state lottery officials say a ticket worth $26 million was sold at a shell gas station on lakeview drive in carroll county. the cash option is $19 million. the winning numbers are 1, 15, 19, 30, 56, with a mega ball of 28. >> wow. good for that person. it wasn't me. >> nor me. [ laughter ] >> we are here. >> we are here.
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that's right. still ahead on eyewitness news at 4:00. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, cyber war. that story as eyewitness news continues. dangerous roads. the number of traffic fatalities up for the first time in eight years. the reason for the increase. new audio shows new light. pop star justin bieber. it is windy and cold outside today. don't miss your updated first warning weather forecast.
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it is 34 degrees. cloudy and cold in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. a texas high school student is dead after a lunchtime race
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ends in a crash. police say an 18-year-old girl was killed after the vehicle she was riding in collided with a truck and slammed into a pole on a san antonio road. authorities say the male driver was speeding and attempted topaz the truck on the-- to pass the truck on the wrong side. he, along with two other teenage girls were hurt and taken to a nearby hospital. the truck driver and his passenger were also injured. a missouri water employee is recovering after getting struck by a vehicle while on the job. watch as the minivan comes barreling toward two workers in brentwood. one narrowly escapes injury. the other goes flying there. the water company says the victim will recover, though. police say the driver stopped at the scene and will not be charged in the accident. plundering secrets for profits and hard targets. experts say going from cyber espionage to cyber war is only a few clicks away. alex demetrick reports, that risk is also generating
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opportunities here in maryland. computer networks try hard to try electronic vaults. every day, they are hacked. they have stolen blueprints from the u.s. to make identical products for identical -- plants for identical products. >> next to a nuclear weapon, a cyber attack on the united states would be the most dangerous thing that could happen. >> reporter: but the dangers posed by cyber attacks also carry potential rewards for maryland. >> for creating jobs and creating opportunities, by meeting the threats that come to our nation from criminal elements. and also, sponsored by other states. >> reporter: with so many agencies in or near maryland, new businesses like key w have sprung up. >> our largest base is the intelligence community. >> reporter: more than computers, can crash.
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>> cyber event can cause the same type of damage that a bomb does. >> by ordering machines like generators to malfunction and self destruct. >> we've got to be ready here, in case something like that unleashes on our electric grid. on our water system. on our finance. on our healthcare. >> reporter: a target-rich environment will take at least 30,000 new cyber warriors to defend. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> while a devastating attack has not happened yet, more than 140 u.s. companies have lost billions of dollars in trade secrets and research. well, not a great day on wall street. [ stock bells ringing ] all the markets lost. take a look. dow is down 108. and back down under that 14,000 mark. the s&p is off 19. and nasdaq down 49. let's go to new york now, where
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alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. stocks were slightly lower after mixed news on the housing market. the government said home builders began work at a slower pace in january than december. still, the pace of home construction was the third highest since 2008. and applications for future building projects hit a five should have year high. office depot is buying office max for $1.2 million in stocks. they bring together the number 1 and number 2 leading chains as they try to compete with staples. the government said wholesale prices rose last month since the first time since september. but analysts say it's still not enough that inflation is a threat. overall, wholesale prices inched up 2/10ths of a percent. a drop in gas prices was not enough to offset food costs. since then, prices at the pump
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have climbed. jc penney and macy's went head to head over the right to sell martha stewart merchandise. at the heart of the case is whether tay have the-- they have the exclusive right to sell martha stewart product. macy's sued after there was a plan to open martha stewart mini. in new york, i'm alexis christoforous. an historic home in monroe, iowa, is moved to a new location. the big rig hauled the rumored mansion five miles down the road. look at that. the move comes after the property was sold to one family and the house was sold to another. it took ray total a total of -- a total of four hours for the 1865 mansion to reach its final destination. can you imagine, waking up and having your cup of coffee like that farmer was. >> and it's haunted.
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i don't want it near my house. where is it going? >> i imagine, not seeing the flatbed carrying it. >> i see a ghost in the window. did you see the ghost? >> ooh. i missed it. coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. burned in her hospital bed. how hand sanitizer may have sparked the flame. charge dismissed. see the way a florida state trooper beats a citation in a fatal crash. it is definitely colder than normal outside today. the wind is not helping, nor is really the sun. meteorologist tim williams is updating our first warning weather forecast. wjz 13 is always on. for the top stories on cbsbaltimore.com. instant updates and first warning weather all the time, click cbs baltimore.com.
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all right. what do you want to say, mary? it's cold. >> we're taking a view from sky eye chopper 13. i hope he has heat up there. >> he is closer to the sun. >> is true, tim. >> there you go. you know, mary, from all of our energy savers, you're supposed
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to keep the windows, you know, open through the daytime. and the sun warms up. >> that's right. not the windows. the shades, right? >> yeah. >> i didn't listen to the energy savers, mary. hopefully you're right. hopefully folks are using every trick they have to stay warm. because you definitely need t. let the sunshine in for what little we've had. we've had cloud cover today. even light snow showers. but what we're left with is the very cold air in place. 36 degrees. well down below from our high of 36 degrees. we're 10 below that. 15. air is pretty dry. and this west/northwesterly wind. helping our wind chills stay down in the 20s today. around the state, 21 in oakland. 40 on the shore. 42 in patuxent river. around the immediate metro area, we're all in the low to mid-30s for the most part.
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32 in westminster. 37 in annapolis and kent island. winds coming in from the west/northwest, making it feel about 10 degrees colder than the actual temperature when they are actually blowing. and gusts up around 20 to 25 miles. when the sun is not out and the winds are blowing, it definitely feels very cold. all because of this. colder air to our northwest is very cold by. 22 in detroit. 20 in chicago. you see the deep blue colors. that indicates the colder temperatures. and that's what is sinking in across the mid-atlantic. what we're going to be watching is not the cold air, as much as the rain and the wintry mix that could be moving in as a result of this. it is expected to take aim and move into the low that is driving past to the south. as it does, we'll start to see the clouds increase. tomorrow, a day of sunshine. but then the clouds will increase going into friday. as this high pressure that bring us the sunshine, eases on out of the way, this low moves on in.
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will bring us potentially a rain, snow mix, late friday and into saturday. we expect to see mostly a rain event. temperatures up to about 40 degrees. sunset at 5:51. northwest winds on the bay. gusting to 30. small craft advisory in effect through 10:00 p.m. tonight, going down to 27 degrees. average is 27. it will be mainly clear. but definitely breezy. for tomorrow, mostly sunny. cold. temperatures still not rebounding. it's going to take a little while before we start to go, up into temperatures closer to normal. >> into the 80s. >> that would be nice. >> that will take a while. >> yes, it would. >> thank you, tim. don't miss cbs's primetime lineup tonight. it's a new episode of csi crime scene investigation. tonight at 10:00, followed by eyewitness news at 11:00. and coming up on wjz's eyewitness news at 4:30. gas prices still going up. could they hit record highs? we'll have more in pump watch. documents unsealed.
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what ingmar guandique's attorney said inside the closed hearings in the chandra levy stace. an hour-long shooting ram page. we'll have more
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it is 4:30. 35 degrees and partly cloudy. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. and here's what people are talking about. police in southern california are investigating a shooting spree that left four people, including the accused gunman, dead. detectives are now looking into the shooter's past for clues on what may have sparked the rampage. edward lawrence has the latest for wjz from tustin, california. >> reporter: police say the deadly shooting spree that spanned much of orange county, california, began before dawn tuesday in this ladera ranch house. officers responding to a call, found the body of an unidentified woman, odshot
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multiple times. 20-year-old part-time student ali said lived in the house but didn't stick around. >> he took his parents' black suv and left in a hurry. >> reporter: police say after shooting at a driver in a nearby parking lot, he carjacked another man at a gas station. >> mr. said, being polite, said, i don't want to hurt you. i killed somebody. today is my last day. give me your keys. >> reporter: he drove toward santa ana, shooting along the way. he attacked another driver when he ran low on gas. >> reporter: he drove here to tustin, where he stole another car at gunpoint, killing one man and injuring a bystander. >> reporter: he then drove about five miles to orange, where just as police were beginning their pursuit, he ended the rampage himself. >> almost instantly, as he exited the vehicle. he took the shotgun, put it to his head and killed himself. >> reporter: police say they
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don't don't know the relationship between said and the woman's body at the home. >> and police say said was an unemployed, part-time student. well, the murder of washington, d.c. intern chandra levy made headlines a decade okay. now -- ago. now, it could soon be in the spotlight. kai has more on what newly unsealed court documents reveal. >> reporter: attorneys for ingmar guandique say their client's prosaccuse -- prosecution was, quote, predicated on a lie. they suggest prosecutors withheld information about the credibility of the witness. the documents do not reveal the nature of the witness. levy's rehaines were eventually found in rock creek park, washington, d.c. some speculate the problem might involve a jailhouse informant who was a key witness during the trial.
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that person testified that guandique confessed to killing chandra levy. >> thank you, kai. the last hearing in the case was held last thursday. and its transcript was not released. the judge has scheduled another hearing for april 11th. after being on the decline for several years, another traffic death back on the rise. according to the national safety council, an estimated 36,000 people died in motor vehicle accidents last year. that's up 5% since 2011. the council and other safety ad advocates attribute the increase in part to more driving due to an improved economy. no relief in site. as manuel bor heckies reports for wjz, there are a number of reasons why the price at the pump is on the rise. >> reporter: fires at two different chevron refineries in california are bad news for
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drivers on the west coast. while in the northeast, lingering effects of super storm sandy continue to pinch gas supplies. >> $60 just to fill the tank up. >> reporter: many plants typically go down for routine maintenance during winter, when colder weather means fewer drivers on the road. other refineries are switching over to produce summer gasoline, a special blend that costs more. >> i think we'll peak out between $3.80 and $410. i think the upper great lakes has a potential to go well above $4, as does california. >> reporter: this is the time of year when gasoline prices typically start inching up. for example, over the last two years, gas has been almost 10% more expensive in the spring than the fall. and this year, the increase has come earlier than ever. >> the investors and the speculators come in and chase the prices high. earlier and earlier. it's a little like moving up the oscars or grammys.
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>> what can we do? but pay, pay, pay. >> reporter: gas producers along the gulf actually have plenty of it. but can't get it where it needs to gfast enough. >> we don't even have enough ships to remove refined projects from port to port. so the u.s. east coast not getting gasoline as rapid of a pace as the gulf coast because the ships are too expensive to move it. >> wjz continues to watch the price of gas. here in maryland, we're paying $3.78. and that's up exactly 40 cents from the $3.38 we were paying last month. a chilly afternoon in baltimore. downtown, dozens of people bundled up, wearing heavy winter coats. and taking a live look outside. the sun is trying to break through the clouds. will the cold temperatures yield? light snow later on tonight. i saw flurries today. bob turk is tracking the latest
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weather temps and conditions. a few spots had a few flurries this afternoon. in fact, the airport reported two hours on the hour of a little light flurry activity. 35 here. 23 in oakland. warm spot, pax river still at 42. but the dry air has proved -- moved in. breeze now, 15 miles an hour. a little less to the west of us. winds will calm down. but right now, feels like 23 degrees out. oakland, feels like 1 above zero. tomorrow, another breezy day. we'll have more storms however. but auto -- it's going to still be on the cold side. let's go to christy christy -- kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. things steadily getting busier out there. northbound 95. if you're going to see a lot of brake lights there. traveling on the top side inner loop, stop and go there, from the jones falls expressway. that goes over to harford road. but traffic clears up after that point. west side inner loop, delays
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stretch there from baltimore national pike to liberty road. and as far as accidents go, on the outer loop, we have one approaching 95 on the southwest side. that's definitely going to tie you up. other accidents include montgomery. woodvine at gills road. old court at reisterstown road. and also north ken wood at eastern monument. as you can see, things are moving along. but we have a lot more volume on the beltway. and same situation, a lot is building. this is brought to you by bill's. bill has it all for you. you can call them at 8877-75- bills. back to you. a symphony, unlike any you've ever heard before. soulful symphony is preparing for their performance this saturday. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: preparing for a performance that is nothing short of spectacular, an 85-
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piece orchestra, with vocals made up of mostly african american and latino musicians, will perform the best of soulful symphony this weekend. >> breaking barriers and being very innovative of the possibilities of the symphony. it make its real fresh, innovative and very appealing to everyday people. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: the symphony's creative director, darren afwater made his orch stral debut in 1995, as a composer and pianist. he is now focused on making the symphony experience one for everyone to enjoy. ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> we do everything from country, jazz, gospel to hip- hop. unlike standard symphony orchestras that do western european. we specialize in american ver nackular music. >> reporter: proceeds will go toward the hippodrome foundation. it works to increase music and band elements to students with
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limited resources. jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> and soulful symphony is performing saturday night at the hippodrome. the company has been in baltimore for 13 years. straight ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 4:00. disturbing discovery. the body of a missing canadian tourist, found in california. the bizarre circumstances. do anti-oxidants in fruit really fight stroke and dementia? the surprising answer in healthwatch. and it is cold outside today. and it is going to be a three- dog night. or four if you got them. bob is updating the first warning forecast coming up.
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a startling discovery. the body of a missing canadian tourist is found inside a water tank at a downtown los angeles hotel. saraya fadel has more. >> reporter: how and why died is a mystery. >> inside a cistern on the top floor of a location, where only workers should be. that all plays into it being suspicious. >> reporter: the 21-year-old canadian tourist arrived to l.a. in january, en route to northern california but never made it. her disappearance sparked an intense search by her family and lapd's robbery-homicide division. >> we are not ruling out foul play. and at this time, we do not
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have any suspects. >> reporter: the cameras revealed the last time she was seen. it displayed what appeared to be odd behavior. she was going in and out of the elevator. we're told detectives did a thorough search of the high- rise and interviewed guests and workers. >> did they check it? >> the day of the search? >> in general? >> i don't know exactly what robbery-homicide. they were part of the component of the search. but that rooftop was searched, along with dogs were actually on the rooftop also. >> but we don't know if they actually opened up that water tank area. >> i don't know that. >> reporter: lam was found inside one of the four tanks that makes up the water supply for the entire building. it's unclear how she ended up there. >> the door access to the roof is secure with a lock and an alarm system. >> the woman was staying at a hotel in skid row and was in touch with her family until the day she disappeared. firefighters from around the nation honored two of their brothers who died in the line of duty. mary is in the newsroom with
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more on a tribute for both men. mary? >> reporter: that's right. thousands came to the memorial for the two firefighters. they're in brian, texas, -- bryan, texas. both men died from injuries received while battling an accidental building fire. wallace was one of the first men inside. when he didn't make it out, three other men, including bicard, ran into the building to rescue him. so many people attended the service, it was also broadcast live on two websites. denise? >> investigators say the fire was sparked by a faulty electrical cord. two are the firefighters were hurt in the blaze. but they are expected to survive. a top official of the florida highway patrol is out of a job. and others may be in trouble. it all stems from a deadly accident. caused by a trooper last year. mark strausman has more. >> reporter: one year ago this month, deitrich mcclelland, a florida highway trooper, answered a call about rocks being thrown from an overpass.
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mcclelland, driving more than 100 miles per hour, with his emergency lights off, rounded a curb, and slammed into 51-year- old michelle campbell's car. the crash killed campbell, and badly hurt her niece and granddaughter. mcclelland was fired and given three traffic tickets. this video shows mcclelland in court, nine months later. several other troopers were also there, and seen lawfulling and joking-- laughing and joking before the judge. >> do you agree with the dismissal? >> why not? i'm easy to please. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the officer who issued the tickets never showed up in court. within two minutes, the case against mcclelland was dropped. [ inaudible ] florida highway patrol investigators are now determining whether this trooper's present at the hearing acted inappropriately. so far, the fhp has fired a commanding officer, demoted a sergeant, and continues to review the actions of others in
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court that day. mcclelland's story is the latest black eye for florida law enforcement. last year, an investigation by the sun sentinel recorded that florida police routinely break speeding laws, sometimes causing fatal or serious accidents. spieding officers caused 320 accidents involving 19 deaths across the state in 2004. in a statement, the fhp told cbs news, that woo have taken steps to make sure that our member understand the high ethical standards we have of them. michelle campbell's relatives remain furious. they believe the troopers were looking out for each other, rather than justice. mark strausman, daytona beach, florida. >> in florida, only 12% of police who cause high-speed crashes are ticketed, compared to 55% of other drivers. chilling phone conversations are released between two men, accused of trying to murder super star justin bieber. >> did he go over the bieber
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thing with you? >> no. like the way i work, dude. the way i work is i like to know as little as pol. >> police say those voices belong to an ex-convict on probation and his nephew. they're later heard talking about hedgeclippers. police say the men were planning to castrate and murder bieber, his bodyguard and two others. they are facing charges include conspiracy to commit murder. hand sanitizer sparked by the dryness. >> they were giving shots, trying to keep her pain under control because she was screaming. >> reporter: steven lane remembers the terrifying moments of two weeks ago, like they were yesterday. >> i heard "fire, i'm burning." when i sat up, she was running out the door, towards like the nurse's station. >> reporter: though, to be honest, he'd rather not remember at all. >> thinking back on it now,
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it's horrible. i can't get it out of my head most of the time. >> reporter: his 11-year-old daughter, ireland, is a cancer survivor and was at dornbecker children's hospital because she had fallen on her head at school. somehow, while waiting to be released, her clothes caught fire. >> all i could think of was, i had to put it out. >> reporter: she suffered third- degree burns to 18% of her body. fire investigators think static electricity may have sparked the hand sanitizer. >> he said, well, that would make sense because shehad like droplet burns on her pants. >> reporter: ire left-hand was working arts and crafts and had been cleaning a table with hand sanitizer before the fire started. >> hand sanitizer is an alcohol base. and under the right circumstances, it can be flammable. >> reporter: local we, we've seen proof of how flammable it can be. woodburn high school was heavily damaged that started when three boys lit hand
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sanitizer. >> i would warn parents about letting kids have free reign with the hand sanitizer. >> the cause, however, is still under investigation. fruits and vegetables are packed with anti-oxoxidants that can boost the body's immune system. but there are some things anti- oxidants cannot do. and protect against dementia and stroke are two of them. harford-- doctors say foods with anti-oxidants do reduce of risk of obesity, however, heart disease, and hypertension. a shopping center in sydney, australia. retailers are officially banning noisy kids from its stores. a sign was posted saying, quote, screaming children will if the be tolerated. officials say they were forced to put up the notice after
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a few folks saw some snow flurryathitivity today. airport had a little flurry activity, around noon, 1:00, 2:00. still in the mid-30s. barometer rising. 30.02 inches. currently, the cold spot. 14 degrees. you think it's cold here. 14 degrees in oakland. breeze. and still 42 at pax river. the dew point is way down. it says dry, cold, canadian air mass in the region. it will be with us through really tomorrow, completely. 28 in westminster. 37, quite a range across the region. and 40, in d.c. right now. we've got another area of low pressure that is causing snow from kansas, oklahoma area, all before 5 inches of snow. even into portions of new mexico and the mountains here in southern california. saw some snow today. and portions of new mexico and
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arizona. our big area of low pressure spinning out there. but ahead of it, warm, humid air. shower and thunderstorm activity here in the south. they're going to see severe weather. louisiana, mississippi, alabama tomorrow. snow out to the midwest. this precip is going to head to our region. looks like friday afternoon or evening, we'll probably start seeing some of that precip moving in, in the form of snow, sleet and even a little freezing rain before it can warm up. high pressure moves off the east coast. here comes the precip. warm air over top of the cold air. for a while, friday night into early saturday, we'll see a little frozen precip. don't think it's going to amount to a whole lot. but it could get slick before it warms up, with just rains here on saturday. winds strong tomorrow. gusts up to 30 knots. bay temp around 38. tonight, it's called clear to partly cloudy. down to 21 normal low. now 27. still breezy tonight. sunny for the most part. more sun than we saw today. but breezy and cold.
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again in the mid-30s on your thursday. and that's running about 9 degrees below average tomorrow. okay. >> ouch. all right. thank you, bob. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. feelings of outrage and betrayal. i'm mike hellgren. i'll tell you about the dozens of patients now looking for lawyers, after a johns hopkins gynecologist is accused of secretly videotaping them.
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coming up next on coming up next. outrage afternoon a johns hopkins gynecologist is accused of taping his patients.
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who murdered this college student? why police think this video could help them catch the killer. that's coming up on eyewitness news. the president of the united states talks to wjz about issues that are important to maryland, including sequestration and the possible loss of jobs. i'm vic carter. live at the white house. is that that story coming up. check in for more on these stories and all the day's breaking news. ulation at 5:00 starts now. breach of trust. patients of a gynecologist, accused of secretly recording has patients, rushed to lawyers. >> why they say there were red flags. >> i'm kai jackson. >> and i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. a growing investigation and growing alarm over doctors'
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secret recordings of patients, as police worked to sift through a huge number of images. lawsuits are now pending in the case. we'll is live at johns hopkins, east baltimore medical center, where the doctor worked. investigator mike hellgren is digging into the scandal tonight. mike? >> reporter: kai, this is certainly a disturbing case. and people are calling police by the hundreds now. but authorities simply don't know how many victims there are. and now, some major law firms are getting involved.

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